Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos

Editors: Cohen, Robert S., Feyerabend, P.K., Wartofsky, Marx W. (Eds.)

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The death of Imre Lakatos on February 2, 1974 was a personal and philosophical loss to the worldwide circle of his friends, colleagues and students. This volume reflects the range of his interests in mathematics, logic, politics and especially in the history and methodology of the sciences. Indeed, Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. PAUL K. FEYERABEND ROBERT S. COHEN MARX W. WARTOFSKY TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface VII JOHN WORRALL / Imre Lakatos (1922-1974): Philosopher of Mathematics and Philosopher of Science JOSEPH AGASSI / The Lakatosian Revolution 9 23 D. M. ARMSTRONG / Immediate Perception w. W. BAR TLEY, III/On Imre Lakatos 37 WILLIAM BERKSON / Lakatos One and Lakatos Two: An Appreciation 39 I. B. COHEN / William Whewell and the Concept of Scientific Revolution 55 L. JONATHAN COHEN / How Can One Testimony Corroborate Another? 65 R. S. COHEN / Constraints on Science 79 GENE D'AMOUR/ Research Programs, Rationality, and Ethics 87 YEHUDA ELKANA / Introduction: Culture, Cultural System and Science 99 PA UL K.

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  • On Imre Lakatos

    W. W. Bartley III

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  • Is Falsifiability the Touchstone of Scientific Rationality? Karl Popper Versus Inductivism

    Adolf Grünbaum

    Pages 213-252

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  • Descartes’ Rules of Impact and Their Criticism

    Kurt Hüubner

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    Alan Musgrave

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  • Whither Physical Objects?

    Willard Quine

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
39
Copyright
1976
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-1451-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-1451-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-0654-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-0655-3
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
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